September 12, 2016


Lake chapala Jewish Congregation

Lake Chapala, Jalisco, México


When you dip into our Lakeside Jewish community, you will suddenly feel like you are home, surrounded by warm and welcoming Jews from the US, Canada, Mexico and beyond. Community is the essence of Jewish life and for those of us who live or vacation here on beautiful Lake Chapala, it is even more important since many of us are far from long-time friends and family. Join us for a social or religious event!




No matter where you are from, when you visit our synagogue, you immediately feel  sense of fellowship by sharing the Jewish holidays with us. Our members span a range of Jewish practice from Conservative to Reform, Feminist and Reconstructionist.   Regardless of where you are on the Jewish spectrum, sharing the holidays will make you feel connected and centered. Depending on the holiday, we can be solemn or silly and always lively. Join us in celebrating holidays and festivals and especially Shabbat!


Many of us here are retired. We finally have time to do things that we never got around to when we were working and raising families. Jewish Education falls into this category. The “People of the Book” here at LCJC offer study and discussion groups in Torah and Prophets often led by Baruch Rand and other wise resource people in our congregation. Come share in our learning processes…or teach us!


If you can participate on this committee please contact Michael Zimmerman at: members are needed for selection and review of films as well as organizational skills, advertisement, fund raising and welcoming guests at the theater. The film festival is a major undertaking of our synagogue and makes a statement regarding our presence in the lakeside community.

One of our new members, Laina Dicker, is organizing a choir for our High Holidays enjoyment.  If you would like to participate please contact Laina

Rabbi Charles Arian will teach a online  course on the weekly Torah portion with Rashi’s commentary on the first and third Thursdays of the calendar month at 8 pm Eastern time.  If interested in participating paste:  https:/ into your browser.  Also, please advise Rabbi Arian at: in advance so he can send you the texts prior to the class.

LCJC now has a Yarzheit Board in the sanctuary.  If you have a loved one that you would like to remember in this way, contact Bob Shiffman at  Individual plaques for the Yarzheit Board are available for 1000 pesos each.

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Santa Margarita #113, Riberas del Pilar

Jalisco, México

C.P. 45906

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